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Report shows a reduced number of abortions in Florida

Florida now prevents abortions after six weeks of pregnancy; a new report gives an initial picture of the reduced number of abortions.

20-foot inflatable IUD arrives in Tampa

Americans for Contraception brought a 20-foot, inflatable IUD to Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa Friday.  The ‘IUD Express’ tour promotes access to reproductive healthcare, following a decision by Senate Republicans to block a bill...
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Medicaid enrollment in Florida continues to decline

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program continued to drop in May, with 4.423 million people receiving health care through the system.
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Organization works to fill gaps Manatee Memorial left after cuts for uninsured care

We Care Manatee is trying to ensure patients get the care they need after Manatee Memorial cut funding for uninsured and low-income patients.

The Scoop: Weds. June 5th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Manatee Memorial Hospital cuts funding for uninsured and low-income surgical patients We Care Manatee is a nonprofit organization that connects patients with financial needs to healthcare providers. The hospital recently cut ties with Good County...
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Medicaid eligibility trial rescheduled to July

The class-action lawsuit is over people being dropped from Florida’s Medicaid program after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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Free dental care event to treat thousands in Lakeland

Listen: Floridians without access to dental care will be able to get free services next week. It’s because of a two-day event that’s estimated to serve 2,000 people in Lakeland. The initiative is called Florida...

Medicaid Expansion is in Our Hands Now

Florida is one of only 10 states that has not already expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income childless adults as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Now, Florida healthcare advocates are mounting a petition drive to...
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The Biden administration wants a judge to dismiss Florida’s challenge to children’s health insurance guidelines

Florida has challenged federal guidelines for the CHIP/KidCare program of subsidized health insurance for tens of thousands of children.

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area a professional gym that welcome everyone to train and develop good health habit whether you are up...
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Florida challenges the feds on a new health care rule

Florida has sued over a new federal health care rule on treatments like hormone therapy & puberty blockers for transgender people.

Planned Parenthood addresses challenges caused by Florida’s six-week abortion ban

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase

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